LEWIS FLOYD HENRY
For the past few years, one man band Lewis Floyd Henry has pitched up on street corners around London gradually spreading the word of the blues and rock to passers by and the oddly curious. He arrives armed with a pram carrying a battery-operated amplifier and a custom-made drum kit bashing out covers of Jimi Hendrix, T-Rex, The Stooges and has accrued 100,000 YouTube hits for a performance of the The Wu-Tang Clan’s Protect Ya Neck performed outside Tottenham Court Road tube station.
In addition to his cover versions, Lewis also crafts his own tunes diversifying beyond his initial folky-blues style into high-velocity rock grooves worthy of the mighty Jimi Hendrix Experience. His debut album ‘One Man & His 30W Pram‘ is testament to this fact.
An intoxicating mix of humdinger riffs and country-blues twangs, psychedelic-folk tunings and beats, it’s raw and honest and thrilling – **** MOJO February 2011
This uniqueness has also lead Lewis to festival performances around the UK and earlier this year Henry made his Australian festival debut at the Perth International Arts Festival and for a small series of headline east coast dates.
Lewis Floyd Henry returns this summer at the invitation of both The Falls Festival in Lorne and Sydney Festival. In addition, Lewis will perform a special new-years eve support to Regurgitator in Melbourne alongside some select headline appearances.
“Others were convinced that the unbilled Lewis Floyd Henry was the ultimate highlight, a busking one-man band who played Stooges’ songs by the lake and a 20-minute version of Free’s “All Right Now” with a fuzzbox, tiny practice amp, toddler-sized drum kit and guitar solos played with his teeth” – The Independent 12.8.09
Don’t miss the rattle and hum of Lewis Floyd Henry when he returns to Australia summer 2011-2012.